In The Focus

„Beach” by Róbert Csáki calls the mood of sultry, endless summer days into mind. On the picture, a wierd, friendly figure is bathing in the peaceful water. There is unsophisticated grace in his presence, with his shiny life saver and vast, azure beachball he is dispossessing the stylized artwork. He’s looking at us with his tiny eyes, which transmit ease and gloom at the same time. The whole painting is defined by this gentle ambivalence. It’s atmoshere is filled with airiness, childlike joy because of the scenery of the toys, but still the waft of the lifeless flowers makes it heavy with tiredness and solitude. The lovely figure on „Beach” by Csáki invites us into the painting’s world. As if he’s asking us to play with him, or simply share the worm summer silence, timeless stationarity, drowsy brightness.

photo: Misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

Beach (21x20cm, oil on wood, 2003)

Strand (21x20 cm, olaj, farost, 2003)_eng

In The Focus

On the newest painting by Róbert Csáki, there is a bed in the foreground. Although it’s empty, it suggests the human presence on the picture, as well as the bridging on the left side. The painter terminated the bed and the wreathing shade towards it with angled compositional elements. These do not register to eachother, they don’t close perfectly a safe inner space. As if the foreground was a room, open to every directions, only divided from the infinite background with these anomalous forms. Two worlds are dissevering on Csáki’s artwork, they could be the sphere of God and men, wakefulness and dream, reality and fantasy, life and death. We come to the measure of these as viewers. As the counterpoint of the bed, there is a tiny but significant luminary in the distance, maybe it’s illuminating the piece of furniture. This star carries the hope, that we are able to come at the sphere it’s part of. However, the artwork by Róbert Csáki is surrounded by the sense of neglect, it’s atmosphere is determined by worrying stationarity. The picture may opens the door to transit between the two worlds, but also warns us, that we cannot exist in them at the same time.

photo: Misi

written by: Zsófi Máté

Untitled (59x68cm, oil on canvas, 2009_2014)

 

Cim nelkul (59x68 cm, olaj, vaszon, 2009_2014)_eng